Picked up a Polish Mauser marked K98

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Aubullet
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17 May 2016, 16:30 #21

Thanks for all those additional pictures, but they don't really help me much as I do not have any references that would identify any of those markings. Magazine parts like floor plates and followers are especially prone to loss and later replacement, so anything on there could be non-original and misleading anyway.

Overall I'd hazard to guess that you do have a Polish Model 98AZ carbine, based on the stock configuration, the square shouldered stacking rod and the front sight style, which would suggest a correct barrel / action for that stock. Wish I had better reference resources to be more certain for you. How rare this rifle might be, I am also unsure of, but think that it is not at all common from what I have seen.
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nothernug
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18 May 2016, 05:44 #22

manic mechanic wrote:
Sorry about the lack of pics last night, fell asleep before I fired up the computer. Will try again tonight.
Did manage to get it in the avatar area for now.
I've sure done that a time or twice!  Fell asleep with my finger on a key and have a whole page of, believe it or not- "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's" Image  Really. 'zzzzzzz's'

I wish I could tell you more about your rifle. But, regrettably, all I know about wz29s are that I decided to spend $259 on a Yugoslav sks instead one day at a gunshow... Siiggghhhh.  I mentally kick myself every time I think of it- like now-.

Nice find. I hope we can get you some answers and welcome to the forum.Image
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manic mechanic
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Joined: 09 May 2016, 13:06

18 May 2016, 12:09 #23

Thanks for your help guys! I was surfing in your trainer area and noticed a couple of Wifama, WZ.78, threads that were lacking pics Let me know if you'd like me to post up some pics of mine. I have an early 1987 #ed A00040 and a 1990 B01252.
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Aubullet
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18 May 2016, 14:07 #24

BTW, I think the 792 number on top of the receiver ring is likely just a caliber designation. I must wonder if the 7 2m on the magazine follower isn't supposed to be a caliber designation as well, but somehow missed the "9" getting stamped in the middle. There is certainly a space available for the "9" to be stamped into.
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manic mechanic
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08 Jan 2017, 22:56 #25

Well before New Years Eve day my buddy had the K98 gauged and she passed so we shot her on Eve's day, and glad to report she and I did fine!
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Doc AV
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22 Feb 2017, 05:13 #26

Normal Karabinek 98 ( Polish Kar98a Clone). No Crest Markings indicate a SEPEWE ( don't ask me the Polish here) Export of the 1930s (Most likely Spanish Republicans (Marxists) during SCW.

Nothing particular about it. 7,92 Is the Bore Marking, for Armourer Barrel Wear Estimation (Plug Gauges)...Just LIke the Germans.

Big Printed serial Number is unusual...this style is sometimes seen on Abyssinian Mausers of Various origins, but could be original Polish for export.

Average condition all over...I would say SCW origin.

Doc AV
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